Attack No.1

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Mila Superstar, Attack Number One
Japanese: アタックNo.1


Type: TV
Episodes: 104
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 7, 1969 to Nov 28, 1971
Premiered: Winter 1970
Broadcast: Sundays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: Fuji TV
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, SportsSports
Theme: Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.761 (scored by 42404,240 users)
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Ranked: #53292
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Popularity: #6396
Members: 10,129
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Kozue is a middleschool girl and enthusiastic volleyball player. Her dream is to play in the Japanese national volleyball team. During the series she makes it from the school district league up to the Japanese volleyball finals, step by step till the international volleyball championship. But the faster and higher Kozue climbs the career ladder up, the more she gets confronted with the dark side of success: too high expectations, self-conceit and envy are progressing towards serious problems.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors


Kurokawa, Fumio
Episode Director
Takeuchi, Yoshio
Episode Director
Okabe, Eiji
Episode Director
Tsuji, Masaki


Opening Theme

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1: "Attack No. 1" by Oosugi Kumiko (eps 1-5)
2: "Attack No. 1" by Kobato Kurumi (eps 6-104)

Ending Theme

"Bon Bo Bon (バン・ボ・ボン)" by Ishuu Kayoko


May 15, 2018
I cannot possibly separate my nostalgia goggles from my eyes when talking about Attack No. 1. Or as it was known to me and my fellow German speakers in the 90s, Mila Superstar.

Before Sailor Moon, before Dragonball, before Pokemon and Digimon...there was Mila. This was in more ways than one my entry drug into the world of anime.

While it is rather rough around the edges when you look at it today (I mean it was made in the 60s for crying out loud) but it still had all those tropes I would later come to love/hate in anime. It's a sports show with all the ...
Sep 30, 2022
It was in the early 90s, when TV stations in Germany realized that there was a market for Anime in the west, before that time we only had shows like He-Man or Saber Riders, they were fun to watch but their main focus was on fast paced action and a paper thin story. That's probably one of the reasons why I was fascinated by the tale of the courageous Mila(that was the protagonist Kozue's name in German), a fragile girl on a journey to overcome her health issues to become the best volleyball player there is. The theme was rather dark at times, so to ...
Jan 10, 2011
Mixed Feelings
Attack No.1 or Mila Superstar as it was called when it aired in Germany is one of the childhood memories I treasure. Though the genre of Anime was not known at all at that time, Attack No.1 used to air with german dub throughout the 90's on german television. It is funny to see that hardly anybody seems to know it here, though most of 10-30 year old Germans have watched the series.

The story is rather old nowadays, young girl joins high school volleyball team, as she gets better and better she does make some friends but also some enemies. As she plays her ...

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